The seat of the Prussian Kings and Kaisers Potsdam is generally regarded as the jewel in the crown of both the Prussian Empire and the German Empire. A town heavily damaged during the second world war but today is a thriving historic centre which is graced by its unique dutch quarter and its magnificent palaces and their gardens.
Join us and explore one of the most beautiful towns Germany has to offer. We’ll walk through the rise and fall of the Prussian Kings and German Kaisers, their lavish lifestyles and beautiful summer homes. Be taken in by the stories of how the Kings consolidated their power and used their wealth to define a town. But don’t be fooled, Potsdam isn’t all palaces and Kings. At a defining moment in world history Potsdam had its place in the rebuilding and also in the division of Europe in the latter half of the 20th century. From visiting the site of the Potsdam conference to exploring where spies were swapped over the river we’ll see how the Cold War was also defined in this pristine little German town.